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Comment #357143 by Stephen Maher

Stephen Maher Apr 18th 2012, 10:30 AM #

Believe me, the water will go the same way as the bins did: into private ownership in fairly short order.
The rate payed will go through the roof, the companies will get the profits, the government will get away with it, and the public will get it right up the backside (yet again!).

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Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Environment minister couldn’t say how much it will cost consumers, but said a standing charge would be involved.

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    Favourite Réada Quinn
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    Apr 18th 2012, 11:25 AM

    Thatcherism is not dead. It’s alive and kicking in Fine Gael.

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    Favourite Chopper
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    Apr 18th 2012, 12:25 PM

    @Réada, whatever happend to the UCC Young Fine Gael motion to make Thatcher an honorary member? At the time I couldn’t believe that they would even think of proposing such a thing, but then you see how Fine Gael proper behave!

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    Favourite Réada Quinn
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    Apr 18th 2012, 1:15 PM

    Chopper. Fine Gael are the Irish branch of the Tory Party and there’s a few there who will probably call for a state holiday when Thatcher dies. How anyone voted FG is beyond me. I’d rather chop my voting hand off! :)

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    Favourite William Grogan
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    Apr 18th 2012, 2:32 PM

    Why shouldn’t water be privatised? It’s current supply is famously inefficient. Look at the huge benefit we got when the Aer Lingus monopoly was broken. Anything government run is a disaster.

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    Favourite Stephen Maher
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    Apr 18th 2012, 3:46 PM

    Ironic that the economic misery being visited upon us had its roots in the madcap policies of Reagan and that detestable witch Thatcher, yet the chimpanzees running things over here are using their Friedman model of strangulation economics to try to fix it.
    Personally I don’t think there’s much interest in the EU in fixing Ireland at all. Our country has become one big open-air economic experiment into seeing how much guff a country will take (and for how long) before it cracks and starts kicking back a bit.
    Unfortunately, I think we’re in for a lot more of this shite in the next 10 years.

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